Lee County AL District Attorney Office

Find Lee County, Alabama district attorney offices, including DA, county, prosecuting, state, and commonwealth attorneys. District attorneys provide information on criminal court cases, public safety, legal cases, and law documents.

Lee County District Attorney 2311 Gateway Drive Opelika AL 36801 334-737-3446

About Lee County District Attorney

The Lee County District Attorney is an attorney who prosecutes criminal cases for the government in Lee County, AL. The District Attorney is part of the Department of Justice and heads the Lee County Prosecutor's Office, staffed with multiple attorneys who act on behalf of the District Attorney. District Attorneys in Lee County take a lead role in multiple phases of a criminal case and exercise a great deal of discretion in how a case is handled. District Attorneys may delegate certain cases, or aspects of cases, to other attorneys in the Lee County DA's Office.

You may contact the District Attorney for questions about:
  • Lee County public criminal records
  • Lee County Court records
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions
  • Jury selection process in Lee County, AL
  • Grand jury proceedings
Lee County Criminal Records

The DA's Office maintains public records that may be available upon request. These records include Lee County criminal records such as arrest records, police reports, and Lee County Court records and filings.

Criminal Prosecutions

The Lee County District Attorney decides whether or not to prosecute an offender in Lee County, Alabama. The evidence provided by the Lee County Police Department, Lee County Sheriff's Department, or other Local Law Enforcement agency, may or may not be sufficient to move a case forward, and the Lee County DA's Office must evaluate the strength and admissibility of the available evidence before prosecuting the offender.

Lee County Grand Jury

The District Attorney is responsible for presenting evidence to the Lee County Grand Jury, which then decides whether or not there is probable cause for criminal charges. The Lee County DA also determines whether to offer or accept a plea bargain.

Jury Selections & Sentencing

For cases that go to trial in Lee County, the District Attorney, along with the Lee County Public Defender's Office, will select a jury. After jury selection, the District Attorney makes opening statements, presents the government's case for conviction, and makes objections to the Defense Attorney's case. If the jury convicts the individual accused of breaking Alabama law, the Office of the Lee County DA makes recommendations for sentencing. If the jury finds the defendant not guilty, the District Attorney determines whether or not to appeal the case to a higher-level AL Court.